the surly vegan

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Industry Education
Occupation Special Education Assistant
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Introduction Look, I eat honey. Now that that's out of the way...The Surly Vegan was started because I wished for something like it. As a vegan, I want to know which Thai restaurant tries to put fish sauce in every recipe they can, or which Mexican restuarant is sneaky with the lard and chicken broth, or which vegan pizza is actually worth spending money on. I figure we're talking about meals that we're paying money for, so I'm not interested in pulling any punches or hurting feelings. I understand that not every mom-n-pop so-called "ethnic" joint is going to know veganism from Volkswagen, but we still deserve to know what we're eating, right? Right? Besides, some of these other joints think they can make some dry-ass dairy-free scones and wind up in some on-line restaurant guide as "vegan friendly." Call me crazy, but when you give me shitty food and make me pay for it, I don't want to be your friend so much. I should also mention that while we are both based out of Minneapolis, The Surly Vegan is in no way affiliated with the Surly Bicycle Company (, though as near as I can tell, they seem to be a decent company (hooray for sealed bearings!).
Interests veganism, vegan food, fixed gear cycling, fancy beer, literature, education.
Favorite Movies Hitchcock, Back to the Future
Favorite Music I used to be a hardcore kid. Now I listen to a lot of afrobeat, dub, hip-hop, jazz, and singer-songwriter type stuff.
Favorite Books Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, 100 Posters 134 Squirrels by Jay Ryan.

What spells can you cast with magic markers?

I wouldn't know anything about that street art, I swear it. I especially wouldn't know that it's a first-offense felony in Minneapolis.